Evelyne Brancart is currently Professor of Music (Piano) at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington and was chair of the Piano Department from August 2001 to January 2011. Previous teaching positions include The University of Miami in Florida, The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Rice University in Houston, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Aspen Summer Music School, where she created a seminar devoted to Chopin and Liszt Etudes.
“The Hand as a Source of Inspiration”(On Chopin Etudes) “Deconstruction for Reconstruction” (Reflections on J.S.Bach) and her live recording of Chopin 24 Etudes accompanied by 24 original cooking recipes (released by Delos) have tremendous success amongst pianists, piano teachers, amateurs musicians and music lovers. “The Art of Playing the Piano”, an original and integral piano playing/teaching method will be soon available on DVD.
Evelyne Brancart was born in Belgium where she studied 10 years with the great Spanish master Eduardo del Pueyo and later with Maria Curcio, Leon Fleisher and Menahem Pressler. She was a prizewinner in many international competitions including: Queen Elisabeth-Belgium, (where she returned as a judge in 1999) Montreal, Viotti-Italy, Munich (with her duo partner cellist Anthony Ross) and Gina Bacchauer-Salt Lake City. She played many recitals all over Europe (Wigmore, Queen Elisabeth…) and made several recordings with BBC orchestras before moving to the United States in 1980. She made her debut in Alice Tully Hall in 1982 with a much-noted performance of Chopin 24 etudes and Brahms Paganini Variations.
Evelyne Brancart is very involved in Chamber Music. Between 1986 and 1990 she was a member of the Seraphim Trio and later appeared with artists like Joshua Bell, Ani Kavafian, Atar Arad, Jeremy Denk, Miriam Fried, Gary Hoffman, Peter Stumpf, Tony Ross, Arnold Steinhardt, Pacifica and Orion String Quartets. She has been a regular guest at the Ravinia Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Da Camera (Houston), Leicester Music Festival in England, Mozart Festival in Lille, France, Music at the Red Sea in Israel, Perry Sound and Sainte-Petronille in Canada, Bay Chamber in Maine, Close Encounters with Music in Florida and the Festival D’Horrues in Belgium.
More recently Evelyne Brancart gave recitals and master classes in Costa Rica, Chicago, Canada (Orford Musique), Belgium, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, Chile, Washington DC, Virginia, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Ireland, and Argentina. (evelynebrancart.com)